LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

ALL LIMITED EDITION PRINTS are reproduced on the highest standard bright rag manufactured by Hahnemule, Epson or Canson: leading fine art paper manufacturers in the World. The inks used are predicted to last about two hundred years and are therefore most unlikely to fade under typical office and residential interior lighting set ups. Each LEP is Signed by the Artist, Titled and Numbered (in pencil). Most print runs are limited to 200 prints or sometimes100. The weight of the bright rag is at least 300gsm.

EASTERN OSPREY- GOURMET FLIGHT

Eastern Osprey south of the Cape Mentelle outcrop

Eastern Ospreys inhabit the coastline of nearly all of Australia and along many of the major inland watercourses. In the Margaret River region, we have several birds that have either built nests or continued to maintain old existing nests. This painting incorporates the actual Cape Mentelle outcrop where I have observed at least three nests. One nest on the mainland is now unlikely to be used any more due to the high number of people visiting the spot. There has been a nest maintained on a rock outcrop within fiftey metres of the shoreline. I have used a little artist’s licence and show that outcrop on this painting just below the tail of the fish. A.J. Campbell was a highly accomplished ornithologist and visited this site in 1899 along with Mr Bussell from Wallcliffe house. A photograph of this huge nest (about four feet high in 1899) reveals that this nest may well be hundreds of years old- who knows!

Osprey nest on the left – photo taken from the north-west .

Meanwhile- back to business: We have reproduced this painting on 300gsm A2 size Hot Press Bright Rag with full title. Each print is signed and numbered. There may also be reproductions on A3+ sheets.

GOURMET FLIGHT- EASTERN OSPREY reproduced on an A2 sheet of 300gsm Bright Rag

This Limited Edition Print reproduction includes pre-printed title text and hand written print edition number and an original signature of the Artist. The number of prints will be limited to 200. This is printed on an A2 sheet with 38.8cm x 43.7cm image dimensions and about 1.6cm margin to three sides and deeper margin at the base of the print for framing purposes. This reproduction is printed on 300gsm Bright Rag; signed by the Artist and numbered. The print is mailed in an Australia Post approved mailing tube or similar standard tube. Postage and packaging are included in the price. All items are posted through Australia Post.

A$300.00

MAJOR MITCHELL’S ON THE MURCHISON

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos perched in an Inland River Red Gum, Murchison WA

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos occur in two seperate regions of Australia (p.260 The Australian Bird Guide: CSIRO Publishing). For this painting I have chosen to feature the sub-species that occurs in Western Australia- in fact about as far west as they occur on the Continent. This backdrop features the Murchison River of Western Australia, where Major Mitchell’s are not so common these days.

The birds are perched on the branches of a Eucalyptus camalulensis ssp arida– Inland River Red Gum.

MAJOR MITCHELL’S COCKATOOS ON THE MURCHISON- A Limited Edition Print

Limited Edition Prints with image dimensions of 47cm high x 63cm wide. Sheet size (52cm x 68cm) provides a border to all sides and for signing, title, numbering and framing. Reproductions are limited to 200. These are printed on CANSON® INFINITY ARCHES® BFK RIVES® PURE WHITE 310GSM white rag. Free delivery in a 90mm diameter Australia Post mailing tube using Express Post rating, to destinations in Australia only. International inquires via email only.

A$525.00

THE WAIT AND THE WATCH – LAUGHING KOOKABURRAS

We recently received a request to provide a large print of the Laughing Kookaburras painting. As we still had the original painting hanging on our walls I decided to make some very minor modifications to a couple of areas like the addition of leaves in the top left corner. The painting were rephotographed by the team at Churchill Imaging, West Leederville, and we now have large prints available.

NOTIFICATION: We have sold about 100 prints of the original edition of this painting in the A4, A3 and A3+ format as Open Prints. We started selling Open Prints generally about four years before we even thought about any Limited Editions. We will now make Limited Edition Prints available of the “Wait and the Watch- Laughing Kookaburras” and each number will be preceded by the letter “S” for Special Limited Edition Print. The number of reproductions as LEP’s will be limited to 100 prints instead of our usual 200.

WAIT AND THE WATCH- LAUGHING KOOKABURRAS SPECIAL LEP

Limited Edition Prints with image dimensions of 49cm high x 66.5cm wide. Sheet size (54cm x 71.5cm) provides a border to all sides and for signing, title, numbering and framing. Reproductions are limited to 100. These are printed on Hahnemule 300 gsm bright white rag. Free delivery in a 90mm diameter Australia Post mailing tube using Express Post rating, to destinations in Australia only. International inquires via email only.

A$500.00

MOTTLECAH- Eucalyptus macrocarpa

Mottlecah known botanically as Eucalyptus macrocarpa and also as Rose of the West is one of the most outstanding Western Australian flowering plants. This reproduction is now available in only one format as a Limited Edition Print- limited to 100 prints.

Dimensions are 38cm x 51cm (An A2 sheet with minimum 20mm margin to all sides.)

Mottlecah- Limited Edition Print

Limited Edition Prints with image dimensions of 38cm high x 51cm wide. Sheet size provides a minimum 20mm border for signing, title, numbering and framing. Reproductions are limited to 100. These are printed on Epson 300 gsm bright white rag. Free delivery in a 90mm diameter Australia Post mailing tube using Express post rating, to destinations in Australia only. International inquires via email only.

A$350.00

WARM WHITE FRAME FOR MOTTLECAH MATCHES THE COLOURS IN THE BUD.

MAJESTIC MATES- LIMITED EDITION PRINT

MAJESTIC MATES – LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Limited Edition Prints with image dimensions of 67cm x 50cm high on a sheet measuring 73cm x 56cm. Reproductions are limited to 200 and commercially printed on Hahnemule 300 gsm bright white rag . Free delivery to destinations in Australia only. International inquires via email only

A$495.00

FRAMED LIMITED EDITION PRINT MAJESTIC MATES

This is a FRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 73cm x 56cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. The overall dimension when framed with natural Tasmanian Oak is 90cm x 70cm (minor variations may occur). Framed prints can be delivered to Perth and the South-West only. Shipping is included in this on-line price. For other destinations please send an email first before ordering.

A$1,295.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING OF MAJESTIC MATES

Unlike most birds, the Black Cockatoo can be represented in various postures. The one I most like or admire is this one where the male bird throws out the frontal crest splays the feathers below the lower bill, and takes on the appearance of an Emperor. I nearly called the painting “The Emperor…”- but I didn’t! Each of my paintings is a unique composition and not based upon a single photograph. In this composition I have created three red eye catching forms or spaces- the males red tail, the females red tail and of course the red- flowers of the Corymbia. The curved body of the female also contributes, with those colour highlights , to hopefully causing the viewers eyes to travel around the painting and not stuck on any point. This factor gives a painting life and energy which is perhaps why the limited edition prints are very popular.

CARNABY’S RAIDERS- LIMITED EDITION PRINT

CARNABY’S RAIDERS- LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Limited Edition Prints with image dimensions of 49cm high x 66cm wide. Sheet size provides a minimum 20mm border for signing, title, numbering and framing. Reproductions are limited to 200. These are commercially printed on Hahnemule 300 gsm bright white rag. Free delivery in a 90mm diameter Australia Post mailing tube using Express post rating, to destinations in Australia only. International inquires via email only.

A$495.00

LEP FRAMED CARNABY’S RAIDERS – CARNABY’S BLACK COCKATOOS ON MARRI

A FRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 72cm x 54cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. The overall dimension when framed with natural Tasmanian Oak is 90cm x 73cm Framed prints can be delivered to Perth and the South-West only. Shipping is included in this on-line price. For other destinations please send an email first before ordering.

A$1,295.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING OF CARNABY’S RAIDERS

White-tailed Black Cockatoos are a relatively common sight in the south-west of Western Australia. This level of visibility is deceptive as the number of breeding birds steadily declines. The Marri is a most frequented source of food, i.e. the seed of the Honkey Nut. So I decided to represent these magnificent birds as a smallish flock feeding in a Marri with its twisted ropey branches and fascinatingly variable big leaves.

THE STORYTELLER- GALAHS ON A GUM TREE

THE STORYTELLER- LIMITED EDITION PRINT Size A – 64cm wide x 47cm high

This print has been printed on Hahnemule 300GSM bright rag which measures 69cm x 53cm. This provides a white margin of about 25mm to all sides. Each print is numbered (n of 200) Titled and signed by the artist. The print only is provided – no framing or mount board. Postage and packaging is included in the price

A$495.00

LEP THE STORYTELLER FRAMED PRINT

A FRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 70cm x 53cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. The overall dimension when framed with natural Tasmanian Oak is 87cm x 71cm (may vary sl;ightly). Framed prints can be delivered to Perth and the South-West only. Shipping is included in this on-line price. For other destinations please send an email first before ordering.

A$1,295.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING OF THE STORYTELLER

We have several Galahs visiting our garden and surrounding open land. The antics they get up to when relating to one another is often humorous and appears to be playful. But they also squabble and peck at one another in order to protect their space on a branch or to be near a mate- or so it seems.  While they are also known in WA as Pink and Greys, their colouring does vary with soft pinks through to deep or strong pink- particularly around the face- but not always. There is also often a dusky grey “wash” over the feathers on the abdomen. And even under the wings, there are some grey feathers tinged with pink.

This painting was designed to illustrate that fun behaviour of Galahs and while setting out the sketches it came to me that one bird was perched as if telling a story to the others. Thus the title of the painting.

RED-TAILED BLACK COCKATOOS ON GUNGURRU AT KINGS PARK

There is a good reason for the title to this picture: I watched a small flock on the Eucalyptus caesia feeding low in the tree without any concern for passers by. It was then I decided on the general idea for the painting and also that it would be a good opportunity to recognise the very place where I have gained a lot of inspiration i.e. the gardens; and even more, the encouragement from the people who work there- especially the staff at the beautiful gallery well known to us locals as Aspects of Kings Park.

Reproductions will only be available in one size and only as Limited Edition Prints which are now available either framed or unframed. The number of reproductions is limited to 200 prints.

LEP Red-tailed Black Cockatoos- at Kings Park – UNFRAMED

This is an UNFRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 69.5cm x 53.5cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. Prints are shipped in 90mm diameter Australia Post cardboard Mailing tubes with Express Post. rating.

A$495.00

LEP FRAMED Red-tailed Black Cockatoo – at Kings Park

This is a FRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 69.5cm x 53.5cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. The overall dimension when framed with Tasmanian Oak is 70cm x 90cm (may vary slightly). Framed prints can be delivered to Perth and the South-West only. Shipping is included in this on-line price. For other destinations please send an email first before ordering.

A$1,295.00

CARNABY’S BLACK COCKATOOS ON BANKSIA ATTENUATA

I have watched Black Cockatoos shredding Banksia cones and was amazed at how strong they were in wrecking such a hard object. This composition was inspired by those activities and is now only available as a limited reproduction. As with most prints we limit the number or reproductions to 200.

LEP- CARNABY’S BLACK COCKATOOS ON BANKSIA ATTENUATA- UNFRAMED

This is an UNFRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 63.5cm x 53.5cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. Prints are shipped in 90mm diameter Australia Post cardboard mailing tubes with Express Post rating.

A$495.00

FRAMED LEP- CARNABYS BLACK COCKATOOS ON BANKSIA ATTENAUTA

This is a FRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 63.5cm x 53.5cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. The overall dimension when framed with Tasmanian Oak is 83cm x 70cm Framed prints can be delivered to Perth and the South-West only. Shipping is included in this on-line price. For other destinations please send an email first before ordering.

A$1,295.00

sharing the harvest: Baudin’s black cockatoos

“Sharing the Harvest” is a painting based on what we saw one day at a local winery: there were about 50 Baudin’s Black Cockatoos feeding on some white wine grapes. I decided to change the grapes to Purple type – a nice cabernet lets say so that they were prominent part of the picture. I have’nt often seen Cockatoos on vines.

This is a watercolour painting reproduced as Limited Edition Prints that are signed, numbered and Titled in pencil.

The dimensions of the print image are: 550mm x 370mm.

LEP Sharing the Harvest- Baudin’s Black Cockatoos

This is a Limited Edition Print on a sheet measuring 70cm x 53cm; and there is a 25mm wide white margin or border on all sides. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Canson Bright Rag. Each print is numbered, titled; and signed by the Artist. Prints are posted in a 90mm diameter mailing tube through Australia Post with Express Post service. Postage and packaging are included in the price.

A$495.00

FRAMED LEP- SHARING THE HARVEST- BAUDIN’S BLACK COCKATOOS

A FRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 70cm x 53cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Canson Bright Rag. The overall dimension when framed with natural Tasmanian Oak is 90cm x 70cm Framed prints can be delivered to Perth and the South-West only. Shipping is included in this on-line price. For other destinations please send an email first before ordering.

A$1,295.00

SPLENDID VIEW OF THE RIDGE- SPLENDID FAIRY-WRENS

SPLENDID VIEW OF THE RIDGE- LIMITED EDITION PRINT

This picture is available exclusively as a Limited Edition Printand reproductions are limited to 200 prints. Each picture measures 450mm high x 350mm wide and is printed on 300 gsm Hahnemuhle Bright Rag with a 25mm margin on all sides. The print is numbered, titled and signed by the Artist.

A$295.00

FRAMED LEP SPLENDID VIEW OF THE RIDGE

A FRAMED limited edition print on a sheet measuring 70cm x 53cm with a 25mm white margin to all sides. Each print is individually numbered, titled and signed by the artist. Reproductions are professionally printed on 300gsm Hahnemule Bright Rag. The overall dimension when framed with natural Tasmanian Oak is 87cm x 71cm (may vary sl;ightly). Framed prints can be delivered to Perth and the South-West only. Shipping is included in this on-line price. For other destinations please send an email first before ordering.

A$795.00

About the painting- Splendid View of the Ridge

This is a most appealing fine art watercolour depicting these lovely birds in a natural local setting influenced by the bush along the northern side banks of the Margaret River. I was frequently painting small paintings of Splendid fairy Wrens and thought if I produce a nice LEP then I may be able to paint more pictures of other small birds. That was proved wrong. While this print has proven extremely popular there is still a steady demand for more Wren paintings. It’s a tough life hey.

The original painting sold in 2019 by the Artist.

AFTERNOON REFLECTIONS- COMMON BRONZEWINGS RESTING IN THE SHADE

COMMON BRONZEWINGS- LIMITED EDITIONS

This picture is now available exclusively as a Limited Edition Print and we have placed a limit of 200 prints on reproductions. Each picture measures 470mm high x 640mm wide and is printed on the finest quality 300 gsm Hahnemule Rag Paper. The estimated colour fastness lifespan of the inks is in excess of 200 years. Limited edition prints are cropped slightly smaller than the original

A$495.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING- AFTERNOON REFLECTIONS

Our property consists of natural vegetation including Marri and Jarrah trees with a planted garden designed to attract birds. There are locations in the garden where Bronzewings tend to gather including a resting area underneath Allocasuarinas and tall shrubs. And it is this location that I have tried to portray in this painting of the male and female Common Bronzewings (Phaps chalcoptera). These birds are common around the urban area of Margaret River and surrounding bushland.

Completion of this painting was over three consecutive weeks: beginning with idea sketches, then detail drawings, followed by developing composition sketches and final watercolour painting.

The beautifully framed original is now available through Boranup Gallery.

REGENT BOWERBIRDS ON A BRANCH ALONG A TRACK ON Mt Warning, Northern NSW

REGENT BOWERBIRDS LIMITED EDITION PRINT

Limited Edition Prints – limited to 200 prints and printed on Hahnemule 300 gsm bright white rag paper. (Referred to as a Giclée Print). The dimensions of the print are approximately 90% the size of the original painting: image dimensions are 640mm x 480mm. Postage is by 90mm diameter card board mailing tube and is free within Australia.

A$495.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING OF THE REGENT BOWERBIRDS

On a recent hike up Mount Warning Northern NSW (August 2018), I came across this most fascinating branch growing immediately next to the track. I was about three quarters of the way up the climb. It appeared to me to be an old branch because of the amount of miscellaneous vegetation growing all over it. As soon as I saw it I knew that it was for: I wanted to paint the Regent Bowerbirds perched on it (with only a little licence) And here we have it.

An original watercolour painting on Arches 300 gsm Hot Pressed Paper

The framed original is now available as a framed work using UV protection non-reflective glass. Price $7450

EASTERN ROSELLAS ON YELLOW GUM

EASTERN ROSELLAS- LIMITED EDITION PRINT

This is a Limited Edition Print reproduced commercially on heavy weight (300gsm) Canson Fine Art Paper. The image size is approximately 90% that of the original painting. The original is currently with the repro-photographer but the dimensions of the print image will be around 65cm x 48cm. Prints will be delivered via Australia Post (or your expressed alternative) within a 90mm diameter mailing tube. Postage and Packaging in Australia is included in the price. Overseas purchasers will need to make email contact to discuss one-off packaging and payment arrangement.

A$495.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING OF THE EASTERN ROSELLLAS

This is a rather nostalgic painting: Eastern Rosellas have been a favourite bird from as long ago as my earliest years living in Central Victoria where Yellow Gums (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) grow naturally. I remember drawing a picture of them while at Primary School as an assignment or project for the Gould League of Bird Lovers. Dunolly Primary School and nearby bushland was covered in Yellow Gums- the cream flowering versions. It’s taken a bit under 60 years to repeat the effort but this time using watercolours and fancy paper. The background, while simple, is actually based on a view near Bright in NE Victoria.

THE PRINCESS IS PREENING- PRINCESS PARROTS ON A MARBLED GUM

Limited Edition Print: “The Princess is Preening”- Princess Parrots on Marbled Gum

This is a Limited Edition Print reproduced commercially on heavy weight (300gsm) Canson Fine Art Paper. The image size is approximately 90% that of the original painting. The original is currently with the repro-photographer but the dimensions will be around 65cm x 48cm. Prints will be delivered via Australia Post (or your expressed alternative) within a 90mm diameter mailing tube. Postage and Packaging in Australia is included in the price. Overseas purchasers will need to make email contact to discuss one-off packaging and payment arrangement.

A$495.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING OF THE PRINCESS PARROTS

I remember that during our 11 + years in Alice Springs, whenever I got to travel west of Alice that I kept an eye out for Princess Parrots- I never got to see them in the wild. These beautiful birds with soft colour tones are a rarity for bird watchers mainly because they normally occur in the remote deserts of Western Australia (i.e. Great Victoria Desert, Gibson Desert and Great Sandy Desert).

It seems that their colours vary considerably in intensity from bird to bird. The female bird (The Princess-Princess) was photographed at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria in 2019. A very blurred and blocked image was the best I was able to obtain. But that’s the thing about painting, you can recover an image with a bit of drawing and knowledge of feathering. I really like the tree bit.

WREATHED HORNBILLS ON A CLUSTER FIG (INDONESIA)

WREATHED HORNBILLS ON CLUSTER FIG (Indonesia)

This picture is now available exclusively as a Limited Edition Print and we have placed a limit of 200 prints on reproductions. Each picture measures approx 500mm x 700mm and is printed on the finest quality 300 gsm Hahnemuhle Rag Paper. The estimated colour fastness lifespan of the inks is in excess of 200 years. Limited edition prints are cropped slightly smaller than the original

A$495.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING- HORNBILLS ARE INCREDIBLY STUNNING BIRDS

IT WAS JULY 2013 when we visited the Bali Bird Park for the first time and saw for the first time a pair of Wreathed Hornbills. I was totally enchanted by their appearance and wanted to paint their portrait – of course. But it took almost seven years before that happened. And now with the Covid 19 impact I decided to paint just what I have so long wanted too. And here we are: this is a watercolour of the female to the left and male to the right perched on the fascinating Ficus racemose (Cluster Fig). I also first saw this tree in Ubud where we stay in Bali. This is in fact the first non-Australian bird portrait that I have completed.

Wreathed Hornbills are classified as “Vulnerable” due to their apparent inability to adapt to the progressively destructive removal of their natural habitat.

RED COLLARED LORIKEETS- PERFECT DAY IN PHOENICEA

RED COLLARED LORIKEETS- LEP

This is a Limited Edition Print reproduced commercially on heavy weight (300gsm) Canson Fine Art Paper. The image size is approximately 90% that of the original painting. The original is currently with the repro-photographer but the dimensions of the print image will be around 65cm x 48cm. Prints will be delivered via Australia Post (or your expressed alternative) within a 90mm diameter mailing tube. Postage and Packaging in Australia is included in the price. Overseas purchasers will need to make email contact to discuss one-off packaging and payment arrangement.

A$495.00

ABOUT THE PAINTING OF THE RED-COLLARED LORIKEETS

Red-collared Lorikeets pass under the radar unless you live in the north of Australia including the Kimberley Region of WA. The very common Rainbow Lorikeet from the east, south and Capital Cities of Australia is far more easily recognised. The eucalyptus is also a stunning feature of that region of Australia. The name Eucalyptus phoenicea is derived from the orange/red  flower filaments similar to the mythical Arabian bird known as Phoenix which is described as having brilliant scarlet coloured feathers. I found the flowers to be more orange than scarlet.

This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The original image measures 66cm x 50cm wide.